Tag: axillaryNodeDissection

Axillary node dissection: Surgical removal of lymph nodes in the armpit area. Sentinel node biopsy eliminates the need for axillary node dissection in patients whose sentinel node is negative for cancer.

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09/16/12
Axillary node dissection unnecessary for early breast cancer patients with sentinel node micrometastases
03/04/12
Lumpectomy plus radiation is as effective as mastectomy for many early-stage breast cancer patients
01/03/12
Omitting axillary dissection for sentinel node micrometastases means higher risk of recurrence
12/21/11
No need for axillary lymph node dissection when sentinel lymph node biopsy is negative
09/29/11
Axillary dissection in patients with occult sentinel lymph node metastases does not improve survival
02/09/11
Axillary lymph node dissection may not be necessary in women with positive lymph nodes
12/29/10
Old women tend to have less aggressive breast cancer and are given less treatment
11/19/10
Factors predicting upstaging from DCIS to invasive breast cancer at time of biopsy
11/05/10
Positive lymph nodes reduce breast cancer survival, especially among old women
10/03/10
Lobular breast cancer micrometastases may incorrectly be classified as isolated tumor cells
09/21/10
Axillary dissection may not be necessary in some women with positive lymph nodes
02/28/10
Does air travel increase lymphedema in breast cancer survivors?
01/14/10
Physical therapy begun early can prevent lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection
12/16/09
Mucinous breast cancer should be evaluated for multiple tumors before treatment

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